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How Matthew West’s New Album Brings Brilliant Perspective to Our Current World

I had the pleasure to talk with Matthew West on the telephone while in quarantine in his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

I always had a great deal of respect for West as any time I have seen him live, he comes off as the most genuine artist from in any genre. His songwriting and his music are a true calling from the Lord. His father is a pastor and regularly travels with him all over the country and serves as the band’s spiritual advisor and spiritual counsel for the audience. 

West said one of the biggest blessings is seeing his father’s ability to relate to the younger generation in his band as well as the varying ages in his audience.

The purpose for the interview was to develop a feature article for his newly released album “Brand New.” I set up the interview over six weeks ago and planned on sitting down with West personally while he was in town for a scheduled show in Knoxville, Tennessee. I had pages and pages of notes…